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Burbank, CA, November 8, 2007–Globalstor Data Corporation, premier OEM Integrator of high performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers, and ASSIMILATE™, Inc., developer of DI software solutions for filmmakers and post production, are showcasing the latest innovative solutions for content management at HD Expo 2007 (Booth #207). The newest ExtremeStor-DI model developed by Globalstor Data Corporation, which integrates ASSIMILATE‘s SCRATCH® Digital Intermediate Process Solution, is being demonstrated during the show to illustrate SCRATCH‘s efficiency in supporting stereo 3D and ExtremeStor-DI‘s effectiveness in processing this data. This demonstration offers a firsthand perspective at both products and how they can work together to support stereo 3D in live applications.

Now designed for storing up to 36TB within a sleek compact 6U chassis, Globalstor‘s latest ExtremeStor-DI model is capable of processing dual streams of 2K HD content, which is perfect for stereo 3D, allowing users the ability to manipulate and view content in real-time in an excess of 24 frames per second at the highest resolution possible. It also features a pair of dual core or optional quad core Xeon or Opteron CPU‘s with 3GB of RAM, hot swappable mirrored OS drives, redundant hot swappable power supplies and hot swap fans. Additionally, it is equipped with 36 hot swap SATA drives that deliver read performance in excess of 1200MB/sec and write performance in excess of 900MB/sec, further maximizing customers ROI (return on investment).

Complimentary with the Globalstor Data Corporation‘s new ExtremeStor-DI model is ASSIMILATE‘s SCRATCH DI software. A real-time, resolution-independent workflow solution geared toward digital intermediate processing, SCRATCH delivers affordable, high-performance, cost-effective, powerhouse post-production capabilities that include data management, review/playback, assemble/edit, primary and secondary color grading, finishing, and mastering to any format. Providing users with a workflow of their choice, SCRATCH can be applied for imaging projects of 2k/4k film, digital film, HD/SD and stereoscopic 3D.

“ASSIMILATE‘s SCRATCH is highly efficient software that is able to support stereo 3D, a format that is rapidly growing within the post production industry” says Globalstor Data Corporation President Scott Leif. “Globalstor’s ExtemeStor-DI workstation is the hardware platform that can immediately process this type of data, which is the reason it made perfect sense for our companies to demonstrate these products together at HD Expo.”

Leif adds, “Like Globalstor Data Corporation, ASSIMILATE is committed to providing production professionals with dependable and durable products that are high in quality and performance,” says Globalstor Data Corporation President Scott Leif. “With both of our companies presenting side by side, we are able to give our customers the opportunity to see our products working symbiotically in a live setting.”

ASSIMILATE CEO Jeff Edson says that Globalstor Data Corporation is a preferred vendor for ASSIMILATE because its ExtremeStor-DI workstation is fast, powerful and can seamlessly integrate ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH digital intermediate process software for large amounts of DI data, such as 2k and 4:4:4 data, making it highly versatile for feature films and video in any format.

“The ExtremeStor-DI is a highly functional workstation that quickly processes large amounts of data associated with film and video digital post production. By combining Globalstor‘s ExtremeStor-DI with our SCRATCH software, DPs, directors, and filmmakers can see immediate results of their work in 2k dailies, edit and color correct in real time, add visual effects, wrap up finishing, and output to any format,” explains Edson. “The combined SCRATCH and Extremestor-DI solution enables these professionals to save time and in the post process – days, weeks, and often times months – and it’s highly cost-effective for the broad spectrum of filmmakers and post production facilities.”

Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers. Widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support, Globalstor is an OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support offering a broad spectrum of broadcast and video professional solutions including DVD-R Digital Video Dailies solutions, 2K and 4K Digital Intermediate solutions, and high-performance hi-definition video servers offering scaleable storage up to 24TB‘s in a single server. Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over-seas authorized resellers. For more information regarding Globalstor Data Corporation, visit www.globalstor.com.

ASSIMILATE™ is transforming post production with its SCRATCH® Digital Intermediate Process Solution, the essential mix for a resolution-independent, data pipeline. Along with data management, SCRATCH features a rich set of DI and post tools for working in any combination of HD, SD, and film (2K, 4K and beyond; stereo 3D). ASSIMILATE is committed to empowering a broad spectrum of creative and post professionals with state-of-the-art, easy-to-use, data-centric solutions that deliver optimal price/performance. To learn more about SCRATCH and to access customer case studies, see www.assimilateinc.com.

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